The Taylor Smith letter is simple and concise, but a precious and powerful piece of writing, nonetheless. It was 12-year-old Taylor Scout Smith who decided to pen herself the note meant for her 22-year-old self that abruptly became a memorial for her passing instead. The young girl died last Sunday due to complications from a bad case of pneumonia, and while her parents were going through the painful process of sifting through her things in her bedroom, they suddenly found the letter that was meant to be opened a full decade later.
The child’s words were so moving that the Smith parents felt they needed to share Taylor’s revealed story with the world. The girl’s family she leaves behind, her parents and her brother, are holding on to the note (discovered in a signed and sealed envelope) to keep their beloved daughter and sister’s memory alive down in Tennessee.
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